Cesare Pavese left an unforgettable mark on Twentieth century Italian culture. His multifaceted intellectual personality took many shapes. He was a poet, a translator, a member of the Einaudi publishing house, a novelist: in short, he was a complete intellectual. His literary production was characterized by an extraordinary open-mindedness: he was the first to translate into Italian the American authors who influenced him; with "Dialoghi con Leucò" he reinterpreted classical mythology; he was interested in cinema. Seventy years after his death, what methodologies can we employ to study his work? How can we interpret his open-mindedness, based on the cultural context of the first half of the Twentieth century and looking at the present time?
Date of Conference: Saturday, April 25th, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Manu Karuka
Location: Binghamton, New York
Call for Papers
12th Annual Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
April 10-11, 2020
Beyond Reality: Post-Intellectualism and the Re/Emergence of Subjective Truths
Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, University of South Carolina
I'll be submitting a proposal for a panel on *Medieval Neurodiversity* to the Annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Medievalists conference, to be held at the 2020 Congress in London, Ontario, at the University of Western Ontario, June 3-5. Discussions could tie in to medieval disability studies in a number of ways, including:
- medieval mental states/mental health, queer minds, nonbinary minds, anxious minds
- depictions of radical introversion (e.g., Diogenes)
- mental complexity in Middle English (e.g., Hoccleve)
- medieval social anxiety (e.g., Merlin and social exile in Monmouth, de Boron, et al.)
The 9th annual Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture will take place on February 21, 2020, and we plan to explore how we access sexuality and information about sex. Given the many barriers to access, from geography to ability to class and race, who is allowed to explore or express their sexuality and who is limited? And how do we break down these barriers?
In 2020, the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature celebrates its 50th year, and as its president-elect, I am organizing a panel sequence on all aspects of contemporary Midwestern literature. These papers will be presented at the annual symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature at the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL, on May 14-16, 2020.